My article on the image of Boston in film from NewEnglandFilm.com
Since 2006, a generous governmental tax credit has lured many film crews into Boston, and the recent crop of productions has helped established it as a true film city. With the release of no fewer than 18 major movies and TV shows shot in the city, 2010 was Boston’s most prolific year yet. People Magazine even named it the year’s Best Supporting City. The success of films like The Social Network, The Town and The Fighter, boasting strong box office receipts, critical acclaim and an impressive 16 combined Oscar nominations, attests to the city’s appeal, but what about Boston’s image has captivated audiences?